Language : English
Published : 2015-09-28
Pages : 496
Semantics (Introducing Linguistics) 4th Edition
Revised and updated to reflect recent theoretical developments in the field, Semantics , 4th Edition, presents an engaging and accessible introduction to the study of meaning in language for students new to the field of semantics. * Covers all of the basic concepts and methods of the field of semantics, as well as some of the most important contemporary lines of research * Features a series of new exercises, along with their solutions, that are arranged by level of difficulty * Addresses componential theory, formal semantics, and cognitive semantics, the three main current theoretical approaches to semantics * Includes revisions and updates that reflect the most recent theoretical developments
About the Author
John I. Saeed is a Fellow of Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland, where he is a professor of linguistics. He is the author of several books, including Irish Sign Language: A Cognitive Linguistic Approach (with Lorraine Leeson, 2012), and Somali (1999).
Teaching Young Learners English focuses on teaching English as a foreign language to children aged 7-12. It presents foundational concepts, best practices and practical suggestions on how to develop lessons and activities for the energetic and curious minds of young learners in the 21st Century classroom. It also features the perspectives and suggestions from practicing teachers around the world, and can be used as a basic text for prospective teachers or as a professional development tool for teachers and administrators wishing to develop the knowledge and skills to teach English to young learners.
About the Author
Dr. Joan Kang Shin is the Director of TESOL Professional Training Programs in the Education Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and specializes in the training and professional development of teachers of English to young learners. In her role she is responsible for administering professional development and teacher training programs that reach teachers in over 100 countries around the world.
Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall is Professor Emerita and former Director of the Language, Literacy and Culture Ph.D. Program, and Co-Director of the MA TESOL Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has worked in all areas of ESL/EFL including teaching, curriculum and materials development, standards development, and teacher training.
This is the first book in a series of three titles. It focuses on speaking skills that will help students communicate effectively in social situations and group discussions. Apart from useful tips presented in an engaging manner, this book provides students with ample authentic tasks to enable them to apply the skills they have learnt in real world scenarios.
This book helps students broaden their necessary skills to actively participate in any science course. An accessible, lively and comprehensive resource, it can be used in the classroom and as a reference.